The Future Of Music Artist Sites

I’m probably the only person in the world who hasn’t heard of Robin Thicke, so I Googled him.

Of course, his official website came up at the top of the listings. I turned my volume way down and braced myself to be bombarded with music…instead, I was greeted with beautiful silence. Nevermind. It seems I didn’t have the patience to wait for his intro to finish loading and immediately clicked the “Photos” link which explains why I was greeted by silence. Still nice not to have music on every page though.

Yes, glorious silence. I was able to click around, sample songs I actually wanted to hear (though, ladies, I would advise against watching his video if you’re offended by a camera sitting on the ground watching some girl in a bikini bounce around and ‘drop it like it’s hot’.)

Calling all music professionals, don’t assume we’ll like whichever music you set to play automatically upon arrival to your site. Don’t assume we all have our volume set to an ideal level while cruising the internet. Don’t assume that because your ass is plastered on a bazillion CD covers that we should wait nineteen hours for your music to finish loading so we can actually see the rest of your website.

That is all.

I love this song…I just wish someone else sang it

While speaking with a potential client, I remember her mentioning Hilary Duff’s website. I remembered the site being very light (white, blue, pink, etc.) and very well done – but when I went to hilaryduff.com it was green and tacky (what’s up with the Target banner?) – then I realized, the site I had visited many many moons ago must have been her “dedicated” music site.

Now I’m listening to “Fly” and I absolutely love this song, I really just wish someone else sang it. I love the lyrics, I love the melody, I love the harmony. I have nothing against Hilary, I just frankly don’t like her voice. Okay, enough ranting.